Over the years, the MTV VMAs has consistently delivered show-stopping moments, iconic red carpet looks, and incredible performances — and the VMAs 2022 will be no exception. The first slate of performers for this year’s Video Music Awards has officially been announced, and some of your favorite artists are set to take the stage.
On August 5, MTV shared the first four performers for this year’s show, and so far, the lineup is everything. ICYMI: the MTV VMAs 2022 will be broadcast live from Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center on Sunday, August 28 at 8 PM ET. Voting for fans will remain open until Friday, August 19 at vote.mtv.com.
Brazilian popstar Anitta, who is nominated for the Best Latin VMA, will make her VMAs stage debut with her first televised performance of her hit single “Envolver.”
Also representing Latin America on the VMAs main stage will be global superstar J Balvin, who last performed at the VMAs in 2019 with Bad Bunny. J Balvin will perform the world premiere of “Nivel de Perreo” with fellow Colombian artist Ryan Castro. If J Balvin takes home the Best Latin Moon Person this year, he’ll become the most awarded Latin artist in VMAs history, with six wins.
Marshmello x Khalid
Electronic music producer and DJ Marshmello will hit this year’s VMAs stage with pop singer Khalid, for a world premiere performance of their collab “Numb.” Though Marshmello has been nominated for 5 VMAs in his career, this will be his first time performing on the main stage. Khalid will make a triumphant return, as the last time he performed at the VMAs was in 2017 alongside Logic and Alessia Cara for their impactful song “1-800-273-8255.”
Panic! At the Disco
Panic! At the Disco is the fourth act set to perform at this year’s show, premiering their new song “Middle of a Breakup.” So far, the band has released two singles from their upcoming seventh album Viva Las Vengeance. Panic! At the Disco is a nominee for the 2022 Alternative Video VMA.
We will keep updating this story as news about the 2022 MTV VMAs breaks.